(Closed) Strange situation with wedding venue… Not sure what to do!

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Keep reception venue or change?
    Keep original venue and chance the owner causing a scene : (25 votes)
    93 %
    Change venues 7 weeks before : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Wow, that’s very honest of him to tell you that! I think that’s a good sign. Your other vendors said you don’t have to work with him anymore? Does he have to be there the day of? At least he knew his behavior was wrong. Hopefully he’ll take extra precautions to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Sorry you have to worry about that at this time!!

    Post # 4
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d keep your venue. It sounds like an issue they deal with regularly and the other staff members are probably well prepared for it. I cant imagine dealing with the troubles of switching everything with only 7 weeks til your date!

    Post # 6
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Is there any reason in particular why the owner would be there? I have never met the owner of our venue, only the event coordinators and staff… If there is no indication of him being there, I wouldn’t change anything. If he is definitely going to be onsite the day of, I would be cautious because if he treated you guys like that (his paying customers!) there is a possibility of him being extremely rude to your guests.

    Post # 7
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

    Wow!  I am so sorry that you’re in this situation.  You’re right – weddings are already stressfull enough as is.  I voted that I would stay at that venue – it’s what you wanted and you only have 7 weeks until the big day.  Maybe ask the wedding coordinators if there are past couples that you can talk to about their day and ask if they had any issues or not?  Sort of as a reassurance?  Other than that I would say just trust the other employees and not stress over it.  

    Post # 8
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I would keep the venue.

    However, a few months after the wedding (so that it’s not immediately obvious which bride exactly lef the review) I would be sure to write honest reviews of the place on several sites so that other brides have a bit of a heads up. And I really mean honest – so if everything goes fantastic and the DOC has everything under control, write that!! But definitely leave a warning for other brides that the owner himself has some issues and should be avoided at all costs. That is something I would FOR SURE want to know about a venue.

    Post # 10
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I know from experience that people going through mania can be very irritable, but that doesn’t really excuse him basically giving the business to your mama!

    If they assure you he won’t be there, trust it. He doesn’t NEED to be there on your day – mostly your DOC or your other support system that day.

    Any reviews on the place? Anything mention the owner?

    Post # 11
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @gingerspice:  Hmmm. I can see why you are concerned then! I wouldn’t change the venue because that is going to stress you even more I think. I’d say talk to him about your concerns, but then you don’t know how that would go either! Hopefully the event coordinators can keep their word and they know how to better handle the situation.

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